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The Surface Book is now available to pre-order but what makes this creation from Microsoft so special? Take a look at the brief video from Microsoft below. I have to say I think they have got the music for this absolutely spot on. 

Not only has the Surface Book introduced some technological innovations to the laptop arena, but it has great strength as an all round device for both your personal and work life. 


With up to 12 hours of battery life the Surface Book can transform into three different device styles in order to adapt to the way that you work and the environment you are in. 

There is laptop mode, this is the first full laptop device to enter the surface family and it has a full sizes, backlit keyboard for fast and natural typing. Then there is portable clipboard mode where the 13.5" PixelSense display can easily detach from the keyboard. The screen transforms into a thin, light tablet that is great for using apps like OneNote with your Surface Pen. And finally, the creative canvas mode where  you can turn the screen around and reattach it to use the Surface Book like a canvas. By reconnecting it to the keyboard you unleash its full creative power and it goes into pen first mode. 

Big on performance

The Surface Book has been designed as a creative powerhouse with a 6th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, up to 16GB of memory and an optional discrete graphics chip. 

This new addition to The Surface family is powerful enough for even the most intensive creative tasks. You can use the multi-touch screen and Surface Pen in all of the software that you know and love, like the Adobe Creative Suite. Then you have the mobile studio feature which allows you to power through professional photo and video editing. 

It runs Windows & Office perfectly

Although this hardly comes as a surprise it is important to know that your device works seamlessly with, what they are calling, the best Windows ever. The innovations in security, personalisation and productivity help as well! 

The Surface Book works perfectly with the full Office suite so that your productivity can be better than ever. You can write directly on web pages with the Surface Pen in Microsoft Edge browser and easily share your notes and you can be sure that your Surface Book has the power to run even the most demanding apps in your work suite. 

Here are a few key innovations that add those finishing touches to the latest gadget:

  • One click to open Cortana - just click and hold the top of your Surface Pen and Cortana will be with you. 
  • One click to OneNote - one click of your Surface Pen and a blank OneNote page will appear.
  • Rest your hand - New palm block technology allows you to rest your hand whilst writing on the screen.

So there you have it, another brand new product from Microsoft with a variety of benefits for users across all industries.

If your business is assessing its estate of devices this year and The Surface Book is of interest, you can arrange to talk to one of our specialists here to find out more about this multi-functional device.  

And if you have already got your hands on one we would love to hear what you think. You can leave a comment on this post or tweet us using #SurfaceBook on @acs365


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